Pocket Guide: Guangzhou Yuexiu
Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong Province and the country's third largest city, overlooks the Pearl River Delta in South Central China. Located 75 miles north of Hong Kong harbour, it was also a major port on the Maritime Silk Route. There are ten main districts in Guangzhou, most of which straddle the Pearl River Delta. The bustling, colourful Yuexiu District is sandwiched between the modern skyscrapers of Tianhe and the traditional Old Canton streets of Liwan. Expedia offers a range of three-, four- and five-star hotels, serviced apartments and budget-minded hostels in and around the Yuexiu District.
Where to Stay when Visiting Yuexiu District?
Yuexiu is regarded as the cultural and political centre of the Guangdong Province and is home to both the Guangdong provincial government and the Guangzhou city government. It's also the historic capital of the ancient Nanyue Kingdom.
Widely regarded as Guangzhou's culture hot spot, the magnificent Five Ram Statue in the sprawling Yuexiu Park is a sight to behold. Also visit the Buddhist Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, or explore the region's rich history at the Guangzhou Museum in the Zhenhai Tower. However, the highlight to the Yuexiu District is the Mausoleum of Nanyue King. One of China's finest museums it houses the 2000-year-old tomb of Zhao Mo, the second king of Nanyue.
Where to Stay for Shopping and Dining in Guangzhou
Shopping and eating are two of the most popular reasons to visit Guangzhou. Browse the bustling stalls in the Yide Road and Baima wholesale markets, or head to the Beijing Lu Shopping District to find bargains galore. As the traditional home of Cantonese food, dine out on the city's famous dim sum or in the hundreds of fragrant street food restaurants dotted around the Yuexiu District.
Getting around the city is easy. There are five metro stations in the Yuexiu District, as well as Guangzhou main railway station, which has high-speed transport links to Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
From swanky five-star pads and formal business hotels to modest three- and four-star hotels and budget-friendly accommodation, why not let Expedia find the best deals for your next trip to Guangzhou.